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1968 Democratic Convention In Chicago #259336

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 25, 1978
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(Studio) Chicago mayor's greeting to convention delegates at opening meeting 10 years ago Saturday quoted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Chicago, Illinois) Review of 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Films shown. Among those mentioned as taking part are President Lyndon Johnson, Mayor Richard J. Daley, Yippies, anti-war demonstrators and Jerry Rubin. [RUBIN - says Yippies were taken seriously when they threatened, as joke, to put LSD in water.] Street violence between police and demonstrators noted. [Chicago police department spokesperson James ROCHFORD - discusses situation at 1968 conv.] Battle between police and crowd in front of Conrad Hilton Hotel on Wednesday of convention week recalled. Later report on violence by National Commission on Causes and Prevention of Violence, prepared under direction of later-Governor Daniel Walker, detailed and quoted. Walker's comments about report cited. Don Rose noted as spokesperson for Mobilization to End the War. [ROSE - thinks they made contribution toward ending war and toward election of Richard Nixon, despite not winning over American people.] [Activist Tom HAYDEN - would do same thing over again in same way; tells why he says this.] [ROCHFORD - thinks street battle between demonstrators and police was won by Chicago.] Mentioned are Hubert Humphrey and Walker Report
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Upcoming special broadcast on 1968 events noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Plante, Bill
Duration:
00:03:50

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